Co-op education programs

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Are you a post-secondary student working on your undergraduate or graduate degree? Apply your knowledge of engineering, marketing, communications, business, human resources, finance, technology and more by participating in a co-operative education program, or co-op, at FortisBC.

What is a co-op?

A co-op is a structured program for currently enrolled post-secondary students that combines academic work with paid work experience. Co-ops are based on the university’s semester system, lasting from 12 to 16 weeks and usually begin in January, May or September. 

Co-op students at FortisBC work in the department that best complements their education and gain real-world knowledge while exploring long-term career goals.

A great way to showcase your talents

We consider co-op students as potential full-time employees. You may make valuable connections in your department and get noticed by hiring managers who may consider recruiting you after graduation. For example, many co-op students in engineering have advanced to our Engineer-in-Training program after graduation.

How to participate

To be eligible for co-op positions with FortisBC, you must register first with the co-op program at your post-secondary institution. Contact your school’s co-op coordinator for information about available positions, or look for co-op positions on our job opportunities page.